Columbia Gorge Community College

  • Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it ensure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. CGCC, until separate accreditation, if granted, delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College (PCC) which is accredited through the NWCCU. Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College contracts with Portland Community College for many instructional, financial aid, and student records services.

School Highlights

Columbia Gorge Community College serves 773 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Top Rankings

Columbia Gorge Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 188% over five years.
Columbia Gorge Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty98 staff221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Columbia Gorge Community College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The Columbia Gorge Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment773 students1,721 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:123:1
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# Full-Time Students326 students873 students
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# Part-Time Students447 students848 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
31%
14%
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% Black
1%
3%
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% White
60%
56%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
3%
5%
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% Unknown races
2%
13%
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Diversity Score0.540.64
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College Completion Rate
19%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$35,000
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,636 is less than the state average of $7,715. The out-state tuition has declined by 58% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,636$4,676
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,636$7,715
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$16,667$13,207
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,405$6,334
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Columbia Gorge Community College is Mt Hood Community College (58.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 28,000 students | 58.60 Mi26000 SE Stark St
    Gresham, OR 97030
    (503) 491-6422
    58.6028,000
  • 6,270 students | 69.60 Mi19600 Molalla Ave
    Oregon City, OR 97045
    (503) 594-6000
    69.606,270
  • 9,233 students | 70.80 Mi1933 Fort Vancouver Way
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360) 992-2000
    70.809,233
  • 466 students | 70.80 Mi1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 281-4181
    70.80466
  • Carrington College-Portland
    Private for-profit
    215 students | 70.90 Mi2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Fl.
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 761-6100
    70.90215
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